Fresh out with its fall collection and busy planning a fall cocktail party and fashion show to be held in San Francisco next week, Saffron Rare Threads is continuing to build on its rep as a Financial District haven for women seeking polished, professional, yet original apparel that’s made in San Francisco. We caught up with longtime local designer Priya Saraswati to discuss her label, inspired by the world’s most coveted spice.
Quick news: San Francisco-based wrist wear brand Modify Watches has launched a collection inspired by our precious Giants just in time for the Playoffs. The fun, affordable watches come in signature Giants colors: orange, black and white. Each features plate options from top players, including Tim Linceum and Brian Wilson, among others.
While the first two nights of San Francisco Fashion Week runway shows focused on emerging designers and ready-to-wear collections, the final night challenged the audience to see things differently by featuring labels considered either couture or avant garde in their aesthetic. Read on for our favorites from the show.
When the San Francisco Fashion Week Ready to Wear fashion show began, the prevailing vibe in the room for the second runway presentation in a week-long series of events celebrating local fashion was relaxed yet refined. While typical spring show runways are filled with floral prints and sandals, our City’s have layers and rich printed fabrics. Each collection seemed ready to outfit every kind of San Franciscan. Read on for our favorites from the show.
Along with the fun of Columbus Day sales from many local shops, the week ahead brings an assortment of trunk shows and shopping opps closely aligned with the indie fashion ethos. The lion’s share take place on Friday evening, when you’ll find the Calivintage Pop-Up at Pretty Penny in Oakland, as well as a fashion-filled birthday fete for Wonderland SF owner Irene Hernandez-Feiks, an Elizabeth Street Cosmetics & Honey Cooler Handmade Trunk Show and – also in Oakland – a Voce Keen Trunk Show at Hawthorn.